Theresa May to support reduction in tuition fees and reintroduction of the maintenance grant.

May 30th, 2019

| In one of Theresa May’s final speeches of her premiership, she came out in support of a new report which supports a decrease in tuition fees and a reintroduction of maintenance grants. Here’s more:

In a speech this morning, Theresa May came out in support of a recent government-issued review which recommended that student fees are dropped to £7,500 per year and that maintenance grants of up to £3,000 per year are reintroduced.      7 years ago, the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government tripled tuition fees as part of a package to reduce public spending and increase revenue. After the 2015 Budget, the maintenance grant, which was used to support students from low-income households, was also scrapped.     Other report recommendations include:  • Student loans to be renamed “student contributions”.  • Extending student loan repayments from 30 to 40 years.  • Maintenance loans for non or sub-degree qualifications.  • Access for everyone to a lifelong learning loan allowance.  • Threshold for loan repayments to drop from £25,000 to £23,000.  • Increased funding for colleges and vocational training.
In a speech this morning, Theresa May came out in support of a recent government-issued review which recommended that student fees are dropped to £7,500 per year and that maintenance grants of up to £3,000 per year are reintroduced. 7 years ago, the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government tripled tuition fees as part of a package to reduce public spending and increase revenue. After the 2015 Budget, the maintenance grant, which was used to support students from low-income households, was also scrapped. Other report recommendations include: • Student loans to be renamed “student contributions”. • Extending student loan repayments from 30 to 40 years. • Maintenance loans for non or sub-degree qualifications. • Access for everyone to a lifelong learning loan allowance. • Threshold for loan repayments to drop from £25,000 to £23,000. • Increased funding for colleges and vocational training.

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